As Football FanCast exclusively revealed earlier this month, Everton are in the hunt to find themselves a new winger this summer.
A fresh face has now emerged on Carlo Ancelotti’s radar with the Toffees in the race to sign Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes.
That’s according to Football Insider who suggest Everton are competing with Wolves in order to bring him to the Premier League.
The Old Gold are confident of landing him ahead of the Goodison Park outfit, however, with a part-exchange deal being discussed that would see Patrick Cutrone go in the opposite direction.
Guedes cost Valencia £34.5m back in 2018 so they may have to face losing any profit on the Portuguese this summer.
By luring Guedes to Goodison Park in the coming months, Marcel Brands could unearth Everton’s brand new Gerard Deulofeu.
That’s because the duo play in a pretty similar way.
The Valencia winger has had an impressive campaign at the Mestalla, scoring seven goals and also registering seven assists.
A tricky attacker, the Portugal international is capable of dribbling past a man with ease, just as Deulofeu proved he could do in the Premier League.
They are also capable of providing and scoring goals at a similar rate. Over the last two campaigns, Everton’s former Spaniard has scored a goal every 7.1 games. That’s compared to every 6.5 outings for Guedes.
What perfectly epitomises the pair of them is their enigmatic nature. At their best, they are capable of frightening the life out of defenders. However, in the very next game, they could be full of inconsistency.
Talking about the Everton target a few years ago, former Ballon d’Or winner Luis Figo commented: “Guedes is a fast, irreverent and unpredictable player, who himself builds actions for his teammates and is also able to finish well.”
The unpredictable nature is what could swerve Everton from making a move. That said, it would bolster their forward line considerably.
Named in Portugal’s squad for the European Championships, the 24-year-old ended the season in fine fettle; providing four assists and four goals in his final 13 outings.
This might just be worth the gamble from the Everton hierarchy.